Devon Trevarrow Flaherty

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Devon is an award-winning novelist from Durham, North Carolina. She grew up in metro-Detroit in an enormous extended family and was an artist as soon as she could hold a crayon. She put together her first book–with packing tape, cardboard and wrapping paper–in her aunt’s magical bedroom full of bookshelves and a roll-top desk. In fourth grade she won a Young Laureate for the book she wrote about the death of her closest sibling and was pushed further toward her inevitable literary future by an enthusiastic and supportive teacher who let Devon sing her science reports and limerick her way through schooling. In junior high, she lost a Farmers Bureau poetry competition to a little girl who seems like quite a neat lady, now, on Facebook. In col

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Devon Trevarrow Flaherty I don't believe in writer's block. You just have to set a pen to paper or your fingers to a keyboard and actually write. Anything. I find that what…moreI don't believe in writer's block. You just have to set a pen to paper or your fingers to a keyboard and actually write. Anything. I find that what comes of these more disciplined and less inspired times is often great stuff... way better than I expect, anyways.(less)
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty Writing! It's my favorite thing. I want to do it all life long, and I plan to. I guess this is just another way of saying that the best thing about…moreWriting! It's my favorite thing. I want to do it all life long, and I plan to. I guess this is just another way of saying that the best thing about being a writer is getting to love my job. I also love it when I am able to scoop other artistic endeavors into the writing field, like illustrating, cooking, etc. I will love it, too, if writing facilitates travel, which I hope one day it will.(less)
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Benevolent

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Book Review: The Thing About Jellyfish

[image error]This book will forever be a little mixed up in my consciousness with the place and circumstances under which I read it. Sometimes that happens to a book—like if you read it while on bedrest or on a bus on the way to Florida. This one has a stronger association for me than some. To assuage your curiosity, I will tell you: I had jury duty a few weeks ago. I showed up in the morning a...

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This book will forever be a little mixed up in my consciousness with the place and circumstances under which I read it. Sometimes that happens to a... Read more of this blog post »
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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I very, very rarely review a book without finishing it. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, is going to be one of those exceptions. There are two reasons for this exception: it’s really long and I simply don’t want to spend that much more time finishing i ...more
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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I hate to be redundant, but once again I find myself having just finished a book, mourning its potential. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro—which won a Nobel Prize and is a national bestseller—is not bad, exactly, but it’s also not so good. But ther ...more
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Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
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I have been very interested to re-read all those books that I called my “favorite” when I was younger. Caddie Woodlawn, I’m sure, was the title written on many school days infographic sheets that I filled in, along with The Wheel on the School and A ...more
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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It is hard to walk away from a book and expect to just re-approach it later and talk about it. Things have changed, they always have. And my memory never was what it used to be. I have the blog for that. In fact, after a couple years of always writin ...more
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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Little Fires Everywhere
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I usually carry too many books with me. When we loaded the car for our annual summer trip to Syracuse, I limited myself. We had less than a week, this year, and I had been reading veeerrryy slowly. And we were going to be camping most the time. Littl ...more
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
"The order of the small town on the riverbank
Forever at war with the order of the dark and starlit soul


—Adrienne Rich, “8/1/68”

The nonconformist has always been at war with the suburbs—Adrienne Rich was writing about it 50 years ago, and she surely..." Read more of this review »
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Book Thief
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I have been looking forward to reading this book for a while. It comes up now and again, especially on best books lists. It’s also titled The Book Thief, which sounds so exciting and so very bookish.

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“He dropped the tavern apron in a heap on the floor and pulled the freshly laundered one up and over his head, tied it with slightly tremoring fingers. The vast whiteness felt like absolution.”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves
tags: guilt

“You stupid cow!” He laughed at her behind those icicle eyes. “You really think anyone is better than you? Everyone’s a thief, woman! Waiting for the next terrible thing to do to get ahead of their neighbor. Forty of us around a table weren’t enough to convince you of that?”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves

“The question hung unfinished between them, stretched over the desert, emblazoned like a sword that pierced through his heart, through her heart, and out like a bloodied ship mast rising on sandy waves.”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, Benevolent

“The Play's the Thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

“He dropped the tavern apron in a heap on the floor and pulled the freshly laundered one up and over his head, tied it with slightly tremoring fingers. The vast whiteness felt like absolution.”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves
tags: guilt

“You stupid cow!” He laughed at her behind those icicle eyes. “You really think anyone is better than you? Everyone’s a thief, woman! Waiting for the next terrible thing to do to get ahead of their neighbor. Forty of us around a table weren’t enough to convince you of that?”
Devon Trevarrow Flaherty, The Night of One Hundred Thieves

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